Meet the 1 percent!

Forbes is continuing its mission to inform us of who actually has money in this tough economy. It’s not us. It’s not you. It’s these guys! The Highest-Paid Celebrities list has a lot of big earners on it, ‘cause it includes some of the previously listed breakout categories, like highest-paid actor, actress, etc. You won’t see too many of those performers here, since it’s mostly producers, directors and other moguls with fingers in many pies. Most of the fingers belong to men. Only two women made the list — which looked at earnings between May 2011 and May 2012 — Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears. But at least one of those women, Oprah, topped Forbes’ list for the fourth year in a row. O-MG! She makes enough for at least 10 other ladies.

Here is Forbes’s list:

1. Oprah Winfrey — $165 million
2. Michael Bay — $160 million
3. Steven Spielberg — $130 million
4. Jerry Bruckheimer — $115 million
5. Dr. Dre — $110 million
6. Tyler Perry — $105 million
7. Howard Stern — $95 million
8. James Patterson — $94 million
9. George Lucas — $90 million
10. Simon Cowell — $90 million
11. Glenn Beck — $80 million
12. Elton John — $80 million
13. Tom Cruise — $75 million
14. Dick Wolf — $70 million
15. Rush Limbaugh — $69 million
16. Manny Pacquiao — $67 million
17. Dr. Phil McGraw — $64 million
18. Donald Trump — $63 million
19. Ryan Seacrest — $59 million
20. Britney Spears — $58 million
21. Tiger Woods — $58 million

What do you think of this lineup?

Source: Forbes

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